Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA) was formed in 2009 following the royal directives of His Majesty, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, to establish an independent aviation training academy to serve the Kingdom of Bahrain and also the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region.

His Majesty’s vision was for GAA to become a holistic aviation training provider with high-quality training programs and customized training services and this became a reality with the official launch of the academy during the Kingdom’s first ‘Bahrain International Air Show 2010’ event.

The Company’s principal activity is providing aviation training, including training to pilots, cabin crew, engineers, airport ground staff and air traffic controllers.